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Kendra Scott at MADI Apparel! June 03, 2016 17:11

We invite everyone to join us Saturday June 11th from 12 to 3 p.m. at our KC flagship store at 1659 Summit, KCMO.  We're hosting a special gifting themed Pop-Up featuring Kendra Scott, Ocean and Sea, Indigo Wild and of course, MADI Apparel for this month's Second Saturdaze in the Westside!

MADI Apparel at 1659 Summit
Indigo Wild's "Zum Bar"- Photo: Amazon.com
Ocean and Sea Tee- Photo: oceanandsea.com
Kendra Scott Earrings- Photo: kendrascott.com
Enjoy complimentary mimosas + Thou Mayest coffee + Kendra Scott raffle!

- Bring + sign in two friends AND/OR purchase any MADI item and your name will be entered into raffle to win one of 3 Kendra Scott jewelry pieces!
- 20% of Kendra Scott sales will benefit MADI's next international drop-off in Ecuador late June
- Specials by local brands Indigo Wild and Ocean and Sea

Want to come early for more Saturday fun?  We are having our second Pilates class at MADI with Thrive Pilates at 10 a.m.  Then head next door to Westside Local and recieve 15% off your brunch (with purchase of Pilates ticket)!

We hope to see you all for some mimosas, coffee and shopping!
Here are some pictures from past events at our store:

Outfit of the Week: Ladies Who Lunch May 13, 2016 20:31

The weather has finally warmed up and we couldn't be happier! That means it's time to get out there and lunch with the ladies! This outfit is perfect for sitting on a patio under an umbrella, sipping tea and chatting with your gal pals!
We're starting with The Kyle-Black Classic Boyshort underwear and layering over them an adorable green summer dress. We're accessorizing with a pair of lace-up espadrille wedge sandals and a matching bucket bag. We're finishing off the outfit with a howlite gemstone choker and a pair of arrowhead stud earrings.
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
-Dress: Shop Hearts
-Shoes: Vince Camuto
-Bag: Last Call
-Necklace: Rory Ashton
-Earrings: Francesca's

Outfit of the Week: Sunny Day Dreams May 05, 2016 18:55

This week we are featuring our Ivory Sybil Sleep Top! (And of course a pair of our MADI underwear!) This outfit is perfect to enjoy the warm sunny days that have finally decided to show their face! This outfit is perfect for a walk through the park, sitting outside, window shopping, a picnic, or just about anything It's perfect for anything because it's comfortable and cute!
We're starting with The Kaydee- Wide Lace Brazilian underwear and over top of them putting a pair of cuffed denim shorts. On top, we're putting on our Sybil Sleep Top in Ivory, and tucking it in the shorts just a little! We're accessorizing with a tan cross-body purse and a pair of complimentary lace-up gladiator sandals. We're finishing the outfit with a layered gold necklace and a simple stack of gold bangles! 
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
Shorts: Macy's
Purse: Fossil
Shoes: Nordstrom
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: Ross-Simons

Panama Drop-Off Donation! May 03, 2016 14:53

Executive Director of our non-profit arm MADI Donations - Lindsey - was on a MADI underwear drop-off in Panama in early April!  Here's an update on our mission and partnership in Panama:
Lindsey saw a great need throughout Panama and the comarca home to the Ngobe Bugle Tribe - for women's underwear. It's a luxury item most western women take for granted. 
MADI Donations partnered with companies 4Love (a clothing company that focuses on women empowering women) and Sowing Seeds of Love (a non-profit Lindsay started in Panama that empowers indigenous women, children and orphans through education, team sports and teaching different trade skills.)  Lindsey has established great credibility within these communities as she has been living and empowering these individuals for 4+ years. She knew exactly where to travel to bring these amazing undies to women!  
The donation drop-off consisted of a 2+ hour drive into the comarca followed by a two hour hike up the mountains to distribute undies. They were blessed with passing out 120 pairs in the comarca. With each pair of underwear, the drop-off team also added a note letting the women know they are beautiful and loved. At first, the women were a bit timid and smirked about the undies but when Lindsey talked to them, made jokes and let the women choose the style of undies they liked the best, the whole donation drop-off team watched these women light up!  Love and joy filled the air.
 
MADI undies were also distributed to teenage girls and workers at both orphanages (that our partnered organization Sowing Seeds of Love supports) as well as to all the women of 4Love, their daughters, sisters, sister in laws, aunts, etc..! 
This was Lindsey's first donation drop-off since she became part of our team as Executive Director in February!  In her words "I can't wait to see what the future has in store for MADI Donations and the trips we will embark on to provide women with the joy of undies!"  
Two extra fun facts: 
The women couldn't believe the underwear was made out of Bamboo, they were fascinated by that. 
They loved the black briefs (The Bonnie style) and black lace pairs (The Kaydee style).

The Women Behind The Underwear April 28, 2016 21:27

Each MADI style is named after individual women who’ve made a difference in the life of our founder and who symbolize the kind of impact MADI can make in the world! Keep reading to learn about how each style got it's name!

From Hayley, MADI’s founder:

I wanted the women buying MADI intimates to picture their mom, sister, best friend, etc. receiving the donated pair.  This was a CRUCIAL element in our development - not only is the name of our intimates line a woman's name (MADI - also spelling out Make a Difference Intimates) - but our styles are named after women as well.  I wanted the women receiving the donations to matter - to have a name.

These important women in my life even inspired the creative process behind designing the garment shapes.  I'm a woman - and I know what women wear and don't wear.  We stick to the styles we know and love - it's usually pretty black and white - but this answer certainly isn't the same across the board for every woman.  For example, some women only wear briefs. Some only wear thongs.  So, I designed clean-cut styles that women feel sexy in and feel comfortable wearing most often.  I wanted to steer clear from trendy styles and fabrics or loud colors that lose their flavor after a year or so.  MADI intimates are simple, luxurious basics that women constantly search their drawers for.  

During the design process, I pictured the loved one who inspired the style name.  I let the design flow from her personality - what makes her unique to the world?  How can an undergarment style embody the essence of her soul?

 

 

The Bonnie

First, I started with my Grandma, Bonnie.  (I call her Gaga, but that wouldn't make for a very nice panty name :) ! )

The brief reminded me of her - because it's CLASSIC.  Briefs will never go out of style - even young women find them most comfy.  When I think of my grandma I think of comfort, ever-present, and always in-style :).

About the style:

Buy The Bonnie HERE

 

Bonnie is well rounded in life and on your body.  High-rise fit with a retro look, flattering every womanly curve.

 

 

 

The Mimi

Mimi is what I call my other Grandma.  She's always around and has never let me down!  This makes me think of the bikini style.  It's modest in the back and doesn't ride - you know she will always stay with you :).

About the style:

Buy The Mimi HERE

Mimi's got your back in everyday life (literally) with full coverage bottoms and a chic, clean front. 

 

 

 

The Kyle

Kyle is my best friend since 4th grade.  She has a gender fluid name and is always up for anything.  The origin of the classic boyshort stemmed from boxers - a low-rise fit with a wide band.  We made it a cheekier cut though - why?  Because we're girls and want to feel sexy!

About the style:

Buy The Kyle HERE

Kyle is the girl-next-door.  Comfy coverage with a classic fit.

 

 

 

The Pamela

Pamela is my wonderful mom.  She is the most genuine person I know - but also is a major "boss chic" with sass.  This style is inspired by the Brazilian swimwear bikini style.  I drew this one up living in a small beach town in Florida.  It reminded me of my mom - sweet and cute all around but spicy when you least expect it!

About the style:

Buy The Pamela HERE

Pamela is sweet with a little bit of spice.  Feminine, soft and sexy with moderate bottom coverage.

 

 

 

The Diana

Diana is my other best friend from 4th grade.  She's outspoken and knows how to express exactly what she wants!  Her hair even inspired this style.  Her long, wavy locks remind me of the fluid, feminine floral pattern in the wide lace band.

About the style:

Buy The Diana HERE

Diana isn't afraid to be different – she radiates beauty and confidence.  Ultra cheeky bottom with a floral wide lace band

 

 

 

The Kaydee

The Kaydee was named after my college sorority, Kappa Delta.  I learned a lot of confidence in this life stage - I also had a lot of fun with my sisters, creating memories that will last forever.  This style (our now most popular style) was designed with confidence and flair.  This one is a guys' favorite! :)

About the style:

Buy The Kaydee HERE

The Kaydee is confident and sassy.  Cheeky bottom coverage with a flirty floral wide lace band.

 

 

 

The Sybil

The Sybil sleep top was named after my first cousin.  She's bold and loud, but is somehow soft and cuddly at the same time.  The design behind this top was to be a garment you never want to take off.  And this is literally a possibility as the top was designed to be worn for bed and outerwear over jeans or shorts!

About the style:

Buy The Sybil HERE

Sybil is bold and mysterious.  She's comfortable in her own skin.


Outfit of the Week: Mother's Day Brunch April 26, 2016 21:00

Mother's Day is right around the corner and for most of us that means brunching with the woman of the hour! This outfit is perfect for a brunch because it's Springy, so you won't be too hot, it's loose and airy, so you can eat all you want, and it's totally in style!
For starters, we chose The Bonnie- Ivory High-Rise Retro Brief, and are layering over them an adorable blue denim dress. We're pairing this dress with a simple pair of brown wedges and accessorizing with all gold jewelry. We're pairing delicate gold earrings with a short chain necklace, a layered ring and a stack of special Mother's Day Alex and Ani bracelets.

 

 

 

 

Where to find this #MADIstyle:

-Dress: Shop Hearts

-Shoes: Macy's

-Earrings: Anthroplogie

-Necklace: Kendra Scott

-Ring: Ross-Simons

-Bracelets: Alex and Ani


Outfit of the Week: Afternoon Picnic April 21, 2016 20:47

This week, we're getting outdoors with this outfit for an afternoon picnic! It's finally warming up and what better way to enjoy these perfect Spring days than with a lunch outdoors? This outfit is fashionable yet simple and perfect for an afternoon outside!
We're starting with The Kaydee- Ivory Wide Lace Brazilian Underwear and putting over top of them a pair of regular wash jeggings. Up top, we're keeping it simple with a white scoop neck t-shirt. We're accessorizing with a small brown leather cross-body bag and brown leather heels. We're finishing the outfit off with a gold statement necklace and cuff, and a pair of delicate gold studs.
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
-Top: H & M
-Bottoms: American Eagle
-Purse: Nordstrom
-Shoes: Target
-Necklace: Stella & Dot
-Bracelet: Layla Grayce
-Earrings: Kendra Scott

Join Us For Our Pop-Up Pilates Collaboration! April 19, 2016 19:50

Join Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio for a series of Pop-Up Pilates with MADI at Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio! ALL proceeds from this event will be used for MADI to donate underwear to sexual assault survivors in Kansas City & MADI will be giving a way a FREE sleep top to one lucky winner!
The first class is this Sunday, April 24th from 8pm to 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door! Please bring your own mat and water. To pre-enroll go to thrivepilateskc.com.


April 24 Pillow Pilates 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for an evening Pilates practice to prepare your mind and body for a great night's sleep. Each participant will receive one luxurious, bamboo MADI Apparel sleep top and MADI's non-profit will donate a pair of underwear to a woman in repair.

June 11 Panty Pilates 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This class will be designed for the female body. Lauren Thompson, owner of Thrive Pilates, has specialized training in working with women's fitness and will utilize her knowledge to develop a series that strengthens and lengthens in unique ways that are healthful for the female body. Each participant will receive a pair of fast-wicking, soft bamboo MADI undies, which happen to be perfect for a pilates workout! MADI's non-profit will also donate a pair of underwear to a woman in repair. Additionally, guests will receive a discount on brunch for June 11th at Westside Local.

Want to attend both classes? Get the 'Complete Set' for a discounted rate of $27.
We can't wait to see you there!

Outfit of the Week: Sunny Shopping Spree April 14, 2016 19:49

Sunny days are finally here! That means it's time to get back out and enjoy some window shopping (and some real shopping)! This outfit is perfect for just that! Enjoy this sunny weather with your girlfriends or maybe even your man!
We're starting with The Diana- Ivory Wide Lace Thong and topping it with an adorable white sundress. We're accessorizing with a small tan cross-body bag and a pair of tan sandals. We're finishing the outfit with a long pendant necklace with a turquoise accent and a simple pair of gold earrings.
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
-Dress: TopShop
-Shoes: Tory Burch
-Purse: Gucci
-Earrings: Eddie Borgo
-Necklace: Stella & Dot

Sexual Assault Awareness Month- Survivor Story April 11, 2016 21:42

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so we reached out to one survivor to share a bit of her story with all of us, and here it is:

I think we all have an idea in our minds of what a perpetrator looks like; he's a scruffy, dirty, "creepy" man who hangs out in alleyways and drives a van--that, of course, has no windows. Part of this mentality is that we like to think we can tell just by looking at someone whether or not they are dangerous. We like to think if we know what to look out for, and if we know how to be safe, nothing bad will happen to us. Ahh, if only, if only...

This false image of perpetrators played a big role in keeping me quiet after I was raped on a date on November 14, 2009. After it happened, I was confused and so angry. I was embarrassed and blamed myself entirely for not having recognized a rapist even when standing face to face. When I considered coming forward, I thought to myself, "Who is going to believe a guy as successful, handsome and charming is capable of raping someone? And who is going to believe someone would rape someone on a date?" He doesn't fit the image society has of a perpetrator, or even my image of a perpetrator, and that terrified me. The fear of not being believed overshadowed my desire to be heard or validated. Never having felt more lost and alone, I kept it to myself.

My healing was full of hiccups. I made a lot of bad choices, and in between those bad choices was courage to keep pushing forward--despite all the "two steps forward- one step back" progress. The journey was painful, and trying, and beautiful--and mine. Every victim and survivor is going to heal in their own way. What they need and deserve from the people around them is patience, validation, sensitivity, and empowerment. They deserve for us as a community to stand up and say, "We believe you. It wasn't your fault." It's not a pretty subject. People don't like to think about how often it happens and they certainly don't want to talk about it. It's awkward. But survivors aren't going to feel comfortable coming forward when we as a community are terrified to talk about something that happens every day.

My story went public for the first time for MADI Apparel's #HerSuperPower campaign.

Since then, I've been public speaking all over Kansas City and making short, educational videos on YouTube to help raise awareness.

I wasn't ready to have a voice for quite some time, but now that I do, I hope I'm able to be a voice for the voiceless. I hope the world hears me and chooses to treat survivors with compassion instead of criticism. I pray my voice reaches all the men and women who have been impacted by sexual violence, either directly or indirectly, and it motivates them to keep faith. I pray they hear me when I say, "It may not seem like it now, but I promise healing is possible. You too, can feel whole again."

-Geony Rucker

geonyrucker.com

 

Like Geony said, she was featured in our MADI #HerSuperPower campaign, to watch the full video, check it out HERE.
To hear Geony's full story, check out THIS video.
To see some of Geony's other video's check out her YouTube channel HERE.
We are SO grateful Geony was willing to share her story with not only us, but all of you.

MADI at Spring Bazaar in East Bottoms April 10, 2016 18:07

This coming Friday, April 15th, MADI will be participating in the Badass Bitches Edition of the next East Bottoms Bazaar! This edition will be featuring other female-led businesses like MADI, and we are so excited to be there with them!
The event will be from 6pm-9pm and will be featuring us (MADI Apparel), Wunderhub Vintage, Gilded Jewelry Haus, Sandlot Goods, Wood + Wick Candles, Happy Habitat Photo Bed and Cuban Street Food by Chef Rachel Rinas and of course, beer generously donated by Boulevard Beer.
One of the best parts of the event is that it is totally free to attend!
If you're in the area, we really hope to see you out there!

Outfit of the Week: Dinner & a Movie April 05, 2016 22:25

This week we are featuring our NEW Sybil black sleep top, and showing you how to wear it not only to bed, but out on the town! And of course a pair of MADI underwear! Friday is quickly approaching and that means date night! This outfit is perfect for dinner and a movie with your man or your girls! Wow them with this chic and edgy outfit!

We're starting with one of our favorite basics, The Diana- Black Wide Lace Thong. Up top we're doing The Sybil-Black Sleep Top with a black bralette under, and pairing it with a pair of black leather leggings. We're accessorizing with a small black cross-body bag and leopard loafers. For jewelry we're doing a long layered gold necklace and gold ear crawlers!

Where to find this #MADIstyle:

-Top: MADI Apparel

-Leggings: H & M

-Bralette: Free People

-Shoes: Sole Society

-Purse: Nordstrom

-Earrings: Ross-Simons

-Necklace: Stella & Dot

 


Outfit of the Week: April Showers March 31, 2016 15:45

It's almost April which means most of us will be experiencing some rain! This outfit is perfect for those rainy days. From the adorable rain boots to the classic rain jacket, it's perfect to wear to the grocery store, to lunch with friends, or outside to watch your little ones enjoy the puddles!
We started with The Kyle- Black Classic Boyshort underwear, and layered over them a classic pair of skinny jeans. Up top we're doing a classic, white, long sleeve t-shirt and a lightweight black rain jacket. We're wearing a beautiful pair of bright rain boots and accessorizing with a matching umbrella and a bright yellow purse.
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
-Top: Gap
-Jeans: Macy's
-Jacket: Orvis
-Boots: Hunter
-Umbrella: Kate Spade

Outfit of the Week: Easter Brunch March 24, 2016 13:47

Easter is quickly approaching, and that means we get to wear pastels and eat a wonderful brunch with our family or friends! This outfit is perfect for brunching, sitting outside, Easter egg hunting, taking family photos or going to church! It's a perfect way to show your spring spirit!

We're starting with The Kaydee- Ivory Wide Lace Brazilian underwear and topping them with a mint green off-the-shoulder dress. We're accessorizing with a pair of nude espadrille wedges and a light pink fold-over zip clutch. We're finishing off the outfit with a simple pearl necklace, pearl studs and a beautiful pearl and gold bangle. 

Where to find this #MADIstyle:

-Dress: H & M

-Shoes: Nordstrom

-Clutch: Bloomingdale's

-Earrings: Ross-Simons

-Necklace: Eve's Addiction

-Bangle: Neiman Marcus Last Call

 


MADI On Kansas City Chronicles March 16, 2016 17:48

We want to say a huge thank you to Kansas City Chronicles for the awesome shout out on their blog! Check out their website HERE to see the other blog they did on MADI Apparel!

Reblog:

"Streets: Charitable Heart

We met Miss Hayley when we visited MADI (Make a Different Intimates), because MADI was her brainchild. She came up with this wonderful store as a result of hearing many stories of the great need for underwear. (Underwear is the most under-donated item of clothing). Hayley started MADI to change that fact. For every pair of underwear you buy, she will donate a pair of underwear to a woman in need. Such an amazing, inspiring lady! You should definitely go support her store located in the Westside neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri (next to Westside Local)!

On Hayley: Top, Bottoms, and Booties: Forever 21, and (I’m sure she’s sporting MADI)

“Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of // People living in poverty // Children sold into slavery // The thought disgusted me // So, I shook my fist at Heaven // Said, “God, why don’t You do something?” // He said, “I did, I created you”” -Matthew West, Do Something"

(This content was taken from Kansas City Chronicles blog)


Introducing The NEW Sybil Slouchy Sleep Top! March 13, 2016 12:29

MADI Apparel could not be more excited to announce the NEW Sybil Slouchy Sleep Top!

The Sybil Slouchy Sleep Top is silky and breezy to the touch.  You'll want to wear it to bed and out on the town!  AND YOU CAN! :).  This top is designed to cover a bra and serve as a bedtime comfort and outerwear staple.

We love these pictures by Rick Andersen, showing The Sybil Slouchy Sleep Top as a day time piece as well!

For all MADI intimates purchased, we donate a pair of underwear to a woman in repair.

The Sybil Sleep Top is part of our Bamboo Collection - Stretch Knit Viscose from Bamboo: 95% Bamboo 5% Rayon

Another awesome picture by Rick Andersen!

Our Bamboo Collection was created with comfort, quality and style in mind with the ultimate goal of appeasing the curves and tastes in uniting our unique women across the globe. 

Not only is viscose from bamboo organically sustainable, but the fabric is self-wicking, odor resistant and dries super fast! That's important for women receiving the undies donations who'll be able to wash and hang dry their pair overnight.

MADI's impactful intimates are MADE IN KANSAS CITY!

Our styles are named after individual women who’ve made a difference in the life of our founder and who symbolize the kind of impact MADI can make in the world!

Another great shot by Rick Andersen, of founder Hayley, and all of our awesome models!


Outfit of the Week: What to Wear on the Plane March 09, 2016 09:47

If you are one of the lucky ladies going on spring break this month, you're probably taking a plane ride! And if you are, you're going to need a hassle free, comfortable and cute outfit! Lucky for you, we have just the thing!
We started with The Pamela- Cheeky Brazilian underwear, be sure to get them in Ivory! Then we're doing an effortless striped t-shirt dress over top. We're layering over that a black cardigan, since planes can be cold! We've paired this outfit with a pair of white perforated leather Vans and a casual tote. We're accessorizing with a dainty necklace, gold stud earrings and a pair of sunglasses!
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
-Dress: SheIn
-Cardigan: Rose Gal
-Shoes: Vans
-Tote: Stella & Dot
-Sunglasses: Ray Ban
-Necklace: Kendra Scott
-Earrings: Kate Spade

MADI Takes a Road Trip! March 03, 2016 16:33

We're hitting the road this weekend and could USE YOUR HELP!
We're traveling from KC -> OKC -> Austin -> Houston -> Fayetteville THIS THURSDAY - TUESDAY for 2 reasons:
1.  We're distributing 300 pairs of MADI underwear donations to four women's organizations we've partnered with in each city!
2.  But -- in order to continue donating to these organizations on a regular basis (after this weekend) - we must develop a sustainable buy1give1 model in these cities.  If we find a retail boutique to sell MADI Apparel in, in each of these cities, for all MADI intimates sold in that boutique, we will donate a pair of underwear LOCALLY in that city.
 
Here's how YOU - our MADI friends/supporters - can help: 
We can use your help in finding local boutiques to sell our impactful intimates.  For all MADI intimates sold at any retail boutique, a pair of underwear will be donated back to that local community!  We love keeping MADI donations local and sustainable in that city!  
Here is where we're donating:
Thursday, March 3rd Oklahoma City, OK
MADI Donations (our 501c3) will donate 50 pairs of new underwear  to YWCA of OKC
About YWCA: Operate the only DV Shelter in Oklahoma County as well as the only Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in OK county 
Friday, March 4th- Austin 
MADI Donations (our 501c3) will donate 150 pairs of new underwear to SafePlace Austin
About SafePlace:  Provides Safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence; helps victims in their Healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them.
We'll be donating underwear mainly to to Eloise House - on site sexual assault clinic where survivors can come for a forensic exam for free.  
Monday, March 7th-Houston
MADI Donations (our 501c3) will donate 50 pairs of new underwear to Star of Hope.
About Star of Hope: Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. 
We will also donate 50 pairs of new underwear to The Women's Home (our second donation drop-off to this org.)
About The Women's Home:  Programs specifically target women who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness, many of whom have histories of addiction, mental illness or both
Tuesday, March 8th- We'll be dropping through Fayetteville and would love any boutique recommendations here as well!
If you have a contact or frequently shop at a boutique interested in distributing our cause based underwear brand, please forward this email along or contact: madiapparel@gmail.com
If you are interested in learning about our current retailer outlets, click here: http://www.madiapparel.com/pages/find-a-retailer 
Some of our team last year mailing new underwear to The Women's Home in Houston, TX.  We are very excited to be going in-person this time to meet the staff and learn more about their wonderful resources/organization!

Outfit of the Week: Day Date March 02, 2016 15:13

Ladies, who doesn't love a nice Saturday afternoon date on the town? Shopping, lunching, and just spending time with your man! This outfit is sure to impress on your day date!
We started with The Mimi-Modest Bikini underwear and over top of them put a pair of dark wash denim jeans. Then, on top, we're doing a white chiffon shirt and a loose white blazer. We're accessorizing with a pair of nude strappy stilettos, a nude envelope clutch, a pair of tortoise sunglasses and gold stud earrings! 
Where to find this #MADIstyle:
-Shirt: Forever 21
-Jeans: Revolve
-Blazer: Nordstrom
-Clutch: Nordstrom
-Sunglasses: Warby Parker
-Earrings: Ross-Simons

Outfit of the Week: Mommy's Day Out February 25, 2016 15:33

This week we're bringing our mommies out there an adorable outfit that you can wear on your day out! Whether your running errands, meeting a friend for lunch or shopping, this outfit is perfect! It's very fashion forward and simple at the same time. Truthfully, anyone can work this outfit!

We're starting off with The Diana- Wide Lace Thong and layering over, a pair of dark wash denim jeggings. Then, on top, we're putting on a chambray button-up. We're accessorizing with a light brown belt and a pair of peep toe booties. For jewelry, we're putting on a simple pair of gold hoops, stack-able bangles and a delicate gold necklace!

Where to find this #MADIstyle:

-Top: J.Crew

-Pants: American Eagle Outfitters

-Belt: Nordstrom

-Shoes: Nordstrom

-Earrings: Macy's

-Bangles: Alex and Ani

-Necklace: Kendra Scott

 

 

 


Painting and Wine class at MADI! February 22, 2016 18:14

Join us for an evening of fun and giving back February 29th from 7-9pm at MADI headquarters (1659 Summit St. KCMO 64108)! We will be partnering with Wine & Design to benefit MOCSA!
40% of the ticket price goes directly to MOCSA! The ticket price also includes a $10 off coupon for MADI Apparel. And, for all MADI undies sold at this event, a pair will be donated to MOCSA.
Reserve your spot now, & we can't wait to see you there!

MADI In Cuba February 16, 2016 19:44

At the end of January, founder, Hayley Besheer traveled to Cuba to make an international drop-off!
Here are some snapshots and details of her trip:
Mageli Hogar Maternito Infantil - This is an overnight clinic where mentally or physically ill expecting mothers may stay for treatment until it is time to head to the hospital to have the baby.  Healthcare is free in Cuba, and babies are treated with VERY serious high priority - if a baby dies during during birth, doctors risk having their license taken away.
 
With director of the Mageli Hogar Maternito Infantil.
An expecting mother Hayley Hayley & Pam met outside of Mageli Hogar Maternito Infantil.
Hayley and Pam's local Havana friends, guides and translators, Ana and Yenisleydis who assisted in our drop-offs throughout Havana.
-Fun facts about them: Ana is 28 and is a local radio broadcaster, Yenisleydis (nickname in English is Jenny) is 25 and a practicing Doctor in Havana.
Mirta- 85 yrs old and Paula - 86 years old.  They were very excited about receiving new underwear, as it's difficult to afford.  Hayley asked how they knew each other and they said they are "Amigas", sitting on the sidewalk to catch some sun :)
As Hayley & Pam were organizing the underwear to head to their first drop-off, the bathroom attendant of the restaurant we were in asked if they might give her a pair of "bloomers".  She was so excited to have a pair of new underwear that she said looked like they would fit perfectly!
City driver Ernesto that told Hayley & Pam that even though healthcare and education are free in Cuba, necessities like underwear are very expensive for women especially on a wage of under $40/month (many government positions not in the tourism industry pay between $20-$40/month).  They left undies for his mother and sister-in-law.
The woman in the middle is named Caridad - which means charity in Spanish.  Hayley & Pam met her in Havana and they asked if she could use new underwear.  She ecstatically said yes and emotionally told us how over the years she became separated from her family and a man stole her property, leaving her homeless.
These last few pictures were in Havana. This drop-off was in Santiago at the African Cultural Center - "Instituto Cubano Amistad Con Los Pueblos".
Here, Hayley was donating 25 pairs of underwear to Dr. Marta Cordies, director of the African Cultural Center.

Outfit of the Week: Valentine's Day Date February 11, 2016 18:56

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, hopefully your man has a special night planned! This outfit is perfect for your Valentine's Date because it's the perfect mix of sexy and festive. A sexy red dress will blow your man away!
We're starting with The Diana-Wide Lace Thong under a sexy, short, red dress. Next, we're adding a pair of sexy black heels, a drop gold necklace, gold earrings and a gold cuff. We're finishing off the outfit with a long black coat, since it's still a little chilly out!
Where to find this #MADI style:
-Dress: Nordstrom
-Coat: L.L. Bean
-Shoes: Express
-Necklace: Kendra Scott
-Earrings: Stella & Dot
-Bracelet: Nordstrom

Valentines Day Sale February 05, 2016 20:37

Valentine's Day is coming right up and we've got what you need for the special lady in your life! What better gift than a gift that keeps on giving?!
That's right! Spend $75 or more and we'll throw in a FREE lace thong with your order!
Our sale starts today and goes through Sunday (online and in-store)! But don't worry, if you put off buying her something, we're doing another sale February 13th and 14th!
Click here to get started shopping!